Learn to overcome differences and improve performance by applying

Cultural Intelligence

We train individuals, teams, and leaders to overcome differences and improve their performance by applying Cultural Intelligence (CQ®)

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Go Beyond Simple Personality Tests and Develop Practical, Durable Skills that Work when Traveling Abroad or Meeting with Your Team at Work.

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CQ Learning Journey

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Get the CQ Assessment

Over 20 years of research have proven that Cultural Intelligence improves leadership, selling, negotiating, creativity, and many other skills. Take a free Assessment and get your personalized feedback report. Compare your own Cultural Intelligence with worldwide norms based on hundreds of thousands of others around the world.
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Getting certified in CQ gives you a license to use CQ assessments, expand your professional capabilities, use CQ in the classroom, and showcase your credibility. Join over 3000 certified professionals around the globe and become part of the CQ family. 

Take CQ Training

Getting trained in CQ helps Individuals, Teams, and Leaders understand some of the root causes of individual differences and learn how to become more effective in interacting with others. All training is available virtually or in-person. Training for private groups is customized to focus on unique goals and challenges. 

CQ Drive

Your level of interest, persistence, and confidence during multicultural interactions.

CQ Knowledge

Your understanding about how cultures are similar and different.

CQ Strategy

Your awareness and ability to plan for multicultural interactions.

CQ Action

Your ability to adapt when relating and working in multicultural contexts.

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The Cultural Intelligence Framework

Cultural Intelligence (CQ) is the capability to function effectively in culturally diverse situations. Cultural Intelligence (CQ) is an evidence-based framework of four key capabilities (CQ Drive, Knowledge, Strategy, Action) people can apply to make sense of multicultural situations on-the-fly.

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Are You Facing Problems Due to the Diverse Perspectives and Working Styles Within Your Team?

Effective leadership can be challenging when team members have significant individual differences. 

The Case for Cultural Intelligence


People around the world are discovering the transformative power of Cultural Intelligence.  

Over 600 Colleges and Universities

Authors of over 1,000 Research Papers

Students, Executives, Managers, Nonprofit leaders, individual, Military

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Matsumoto & Hwang’s critical review of ten cultural competence measures Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology



Cultural Intelligence Solutions are Ideal For:

Looking for professional development opportunities? CQ Certification is a great professional education opportunity.  View more information about Cultural Intelligence for individual contributors. CQ Certification not right for you? View other Cultural Intelligence solutions designed for individuals.

Add Cultural Intelligence to your “toolbox” of client solutions. View more information about Cultural Intelligence for consultants.

Add Cultural Intelligence to your training curriculum. CQ is a great addition to the training opportunities offered to new hires or existing employees who are looking for additional professional development. View more information about Cultural Intelligence for trainers.

Add Cultural Intelligence to your organization. Improve the effectiveness of your teams, students, recruiting and onboarding efforts, and general cross-functional interactions. View more information about Cultural Intelligence for organizations.

Cultural Intelligence is a key foundational piece for Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging initiatives. DEIB strategies are more successful when people better understand that differences do exist and how to effectively work across those differences.  View more information about Cultural Intelligence for DEIB.

Cultural Intelligence provides non-profits and faith-based organizations with critical skills to help ensure a broad range of individuals can successfully work together toward common goals. View more information about Cultural Intelligence for non-profits and faith-based organizations.

Who We Are

Most people struggle in their dealings with other people because everyone has different ways of working and thinking. Differences in age, ethnicity, national background, or even vocation can all cause conflict or frustration because of opposite approaches to problems.

The Cultural Intelligence Center trains individuals, teams, and leaders to boost their performance by applying Cultural Intelligence (CQ®) to their work and life. CQ® helps deal with interpersonal differences and, when you learn and practice the CQ® model, you become a more effective team member, supervisor, or partner.

Our CQ® training is especially appropriate for new and mid-level managers and supervisors. Research around the world has proved that CQ® is a foundational skill that enhances performance in managing, selling, negotiating, collaborating, creativity, and many other important work and life skills. 


Complimentary Cultural Intelligence for Leaders Packet

Learn to Lead with Cultural Intelligence

Now, more than ever, companies need effective leaders at all levels of the organization. Being able to bring together and get the best out of team members from different generations, socio-economic backgrounds, ethnic roots, countries, religions, and educational backgrounds requires a Culturally Intelligent Leader.

We have a collection of Cultural Intelligence leadership articles written by social scientist, speaker, and author Dr. David Livermore.  The article topics include:

  • 5 Questions Culturally Intelligent Leaders Ask Themselves Every Day
  • Leadership Advice You Should Ignore
  • How Culturally Intelligent Leaders Make Decisions

About the Author

David Livermore, PhD (Michigan State University) is a social scientist devoted to the topics of cultural intelligence (CQ) and global leadership and the author of several award-winning books. Learn more about Dr. David Livermore by visiting his website.

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